The Morton College Nursing Program has a responsibility to maintain high professional standards.
The faculty reserves the right to determine whether the student has the personal, scholastic, and professional qualifications necessary to meet these expectations.
Morton College Department of Nursing educates the graduate of our program to sit for RN Licensure and to competently practice nursing in all health care settings.
The education of a nurse requires assimilation of knowledge, acquisition of skills and development of judgment through client care experiences in preparation for independent practice, semi-autonomous practice, and/or making appropriate decisions required in practice.
The practice of nursing emphasizes collaboration among physicians, nurses, allied health care professionals and the client.
The curriculum leading to the RN requires students to engage in diverse, complex experiences essential to the acquisition and practice of essential nursing skills and functions. Unique combinations of cognitive, affective, psychomotor, physical, and social abilities are required to satisfactorily perform these functions.
In addition to being essential to the successful completion of the requirements of the RN these functions are necessary to ensure the health and safety of clients, fellow students, faculty, and other healthcare providers.
The essential abilities necessary to acquire and demonstrate competence in a discipline as complex as nursing and needed for successful admission and continuance in the Morton College Nursing Program include, but are not limited to, the following abilities:
PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY
BEHAVIORAL SKILLS AND PROFESSIONALISM